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Physician (General Surgery)

Company: Indian Health Service
Location: Claremore
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is located in the General Surgery Department at the Claremore Indian Hospital, Claremore, OK. The incumbent serves as a General Surgeon and has clinical responsibilities in both in- and out-patient surgical services. The incumbent reports to the Chief of General Surgery and the Clinical Director. Relocation incentives are available. A one year service agreement will be required, failure to fulfill the agreement may result in repayment. Responsibilities Responsible for the decision to operate, when to operate, and all technical operatives procedures, as well as the supervision of pre-operative treatments. Perform major and minor surgical operations on the integumentary, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and skeletal systems that may include, but are not limited to hernia repair, repair of lacerations, thyroidectomies, cholecystectomies, radical mastectomies, gastric and intestinal surgery, nephrectomies, amputations, and endoscopies. Assign surgical cases of individual members of the staff in accordance with their referrals, review clinical records of surgical patients, and give approval for recommended major surgery. Serve as one of the general surgical consultants to other PHS medical care facilities in the Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service, with responsibility for reviewing surgical diagnosis, treatment procedures, and policies followed at the facility. Evaluate the effectiveness of the General Surgery program at the hospital and make recommendations as needed to the Chief of Surgery pertaining to policy, initiation of new forms of treatment, or need for new or improved equipment and facilities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty. The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service. On-call hours or standby duty may be required. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. Must have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): In order to qualify for this position, your application must demonstrate that you meet all three of the following Basic Requirements: 1 - Degree: Your resume and/or transcripts must reflect that you possess a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada accredited by either the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or another accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. OR Degree from Foreign Medical School: Your resume and/or transcripts must reflect that you possess a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States as demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. 2 - Medical License: You must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. 3 - Graduate Training: You must also submit documentation showing that you have completed at least one (1) year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting through one of the below programs approved by an accrediting body recognized within the United States or Canada: Completion of an internship through a hospital or other institution accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Completion of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or ACGME. Completion of a fellowship program which involved advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training. In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications for the Grade Level GS-15 as stated below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume and/or supporting documents must clearly demonstrate that you possess at least one of the experience and/or graduate training requirements identified below: GS-15: At least five (5) years of equivalent experience independently performing in-depth care of patients by examining, diagnosing, and treating General Surgical patients. OR Completion of five (5) total years of graduate training (internship, residency, or fellowship program) related to the General Surgery specialty. OR A combination of experience in General Surgery and graduate training (internship, residency, or fellowship program) that when combined total at least five (5) years. Selective Placement Factor - Board Certification: In addition to the above minimum requirements, the following certification is determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. Applicants who do not meet a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration: Board certified or board eligible in their specialty. Time In Grade Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. This is an open until filled position. The first certificate of eligibles will be pulled on 05/15/2023. Subsequent certificates will be pulled every two weeks until the position has been filled. The announcement is subject to be closed once a selection has been made. Education This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Per IHS policy (SGM 21-04) IHS selectees to positions located in Federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask and regular testing for COVID-19 will be required. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions on how to submit your vaccination documentation or how to request a medical or religious exemption, if needed. Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Relocation incentives are available. A one year service agreement will be required, failure to fulfill the agreement may result in repayment. This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: https://www.usphs.gov/. The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit: For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/ For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/ For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps

Keywords: Indian Health Service, Tulsa , Physician (General Surgery), Healthcare , Claremore, Oklahoma

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